Christopher Canyon is a unique presence in the world of children’s literature. Not only is he a critically acclaimed illustrator of numerous children’s books, but he’s also an accomplished guitarist, singer, and performer.
Three of Christopher’s books, The Tree in the Ancient Forest, Sunshine On My Shoulders, and Stickeen, have won the American Bookseller Association’s Benjamin Franklin Award for best children’s picture book of the year.
His ever-changing artistic style captures the perfect “visual voice” that brings his award-winning books to life for children of all ages.
In addition to Sunshine On My Shoulders, Christopher has also adapted and illustrated other John Denver songs as picture books, including Ancient Rhymes: A Dolphin Lullaby, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Grandma’s Feather Bed and For Baby (For Bobbie). Christopher says, “To have this opportunity to share John Denver’s music and message with the children of today is truly a dream. John gave the world so many thoughtful songs about relationships; our global need to live together in peace and the importance of caring for our environment. These messages, as relevant today as ever, and John’s music and voice continue to touch our lives and lift our spirits.”